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This time of year tomatoes are ripening up faster than we can eat them and the garlic is awaiting its chance to liven up our recipes! Earlier in the week I made up a quick quiche, a tasty salsa and a light pasta dish using plenty of tomatoes and garlic. I really didn’t measure up I just added as I went along and it all came out fantastic.
The quiche got a little toasty on top but that made it more unique and tasty! I started with a pre-made crust and added a layer of zucchini which I sauted a bit to soften up. I added the garlic for a few minutes to the zucchini in the pan before adding both to the crust. I used the Persian Star garlic and this is the first time I tasted this variety and I love it! I don’t have any for sale this year but I will be planting for a harvest next year. It has the right amount of kick and large cloves for easy peeling … a keeper! I then added egg substitute and a few handfuls of mozzarella cheese along with chopped basil and spoonfuls of ricotta cheese. The final topping was tomatoes and more cheese. I baked it in the oven at 350 for about a half hour.
The salsa never lasts long in this house – it’s so fresh tasting … you can’t stop eating it! I used Cherokee Purple tomatoes so it appears rather dark and I did drain off liquid several times since these tomatoes are very juicy. I simply chopped the tomatoes, onion, garlic, fresh cilantro and jalapeno pepper and let chill in the refrigerator.
Lastly the pasta dish which is chilling right now and will make a great lunch for me in a few hours! I boiled up the bow tie pasta, chopped some smaller roma tomatoes and also added some dried tomatoes (they have such a nice sweet flavor), added black olives, garbanzo beans, onion, basil and of course the garlic! A few shakes of an oil and vinegar dressing and a dash of pepper and it’s all set.
Healthy and Easy …… can’t beat that!!!
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